This lesson uses Dr. Seuss's "The Butter Battle Book" to introduce students to the Cold War. The activity is a decoding exercise to use with kids after they've learned basic info about the Cold War. Fun and easy!
This lesson uses Ch. 12 from Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States (available in print or online). The activity is student-centered as students read and evaluate the text and participate in a group discussion.
This project allows students to become modern-day muckrakers and research a current issue that they feel is in need of reform. Lesson includes project sheet that can be modified to fit your needs. Rubrics are also available for purchase.